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Quitman in Brooks County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Brooks County

 
 
Brooks County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
1. Brooks County Marker
Inscription.  This county created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 11, 1858, is named for Preston Smith Brooks, zealous defender of States Rights. Born in S.C. Aug. 6, 1819, Brooks served in the Mexican War & in Congress. He died June 27, 1857. The first County Officers included: Ordinary Angus Morrison, Sheriff Enoch Hall Pike, Clerk of Superior & Inferior Courts D.W. McRae. Tax Collector George Alderman, Tax Receiver John Delk, Treasurer William F. Speight, Surveyor Jeremiah Wilson, Coroner John T. Devane, State Senator Shadrack Griffin and Representative John T. Edmonson.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 014-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLaw EnforcementWar, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 27, 1857.
 
Location. 30° 47.11′ N, 83° 33.589′ W. Marker is in Quitman, Georgia, in Brooks County. Marker is at the intersection of East Screven Street (U.S.
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84) and South Court Street (U.S. 221), on the right when traveling west on East Screven Street. The marker is located on the lawn of the Brooks County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quitman GA 31643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Our Confederate Dead (a few steps from this marker); Quitman Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Brooks County Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Slave Conspiracy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quitman United Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); West End Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Old Coffee Road (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quitman.
 
Brooks County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
2. Brooks County Marker
The marker in front of the Brooks County Courthouse
Brooks County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
3. Brooks County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,397 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 29, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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